Unlike dentures, dental implants fuse to your jawbone for permanent stability. Many of our patients appreciate that their dental implants look and function like natural teeth.
A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root (typically made of titanium) designed to support a crown. Your jawbone needs stimulation from tooth roots to stay healthy.
Benefits Of Dental Implants
When you lose a tooth, you also lose what was preventing jawbone tissue from deteriorating. Fortunately, a tooth implant is embedded in the jawbone so you’ll be able to avoid facial collapse and further tooth loss.
To be a candidate for dental implant surgery, you must have healthy gum and jawbone tissue. However, our dentist may recommend a bone graft if you lack sufficient jawbone tissue. While the dental implant procedure takes several months, many of our patients feel that having a beautiful long-lasting smile is worth the wait.
If you have several missing teeth, ask our dentist if you’re a candidate for implant supported dentures. Denture implants snap into place to give you the security you need while eating, talking, and smiling. We also provide implant supported bridges, which don’t require us to remove enamel from healthy adjacent teeth.
Ask Dr. VanSlambrouck DDS and his team if you’re a candidate for the dental implant procedure. To schedule your consultation with our Holland dentist, call VanSlambrouck Family Dentistry at (616) 394-4700.